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Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by ChangetheChange: 10:27am On Oct 24, 2018
Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said the present administration has done better in power generation, transmission and distribution than the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did in 16 years of its administration.

A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday from the minister’s media office said Mr Fashola made this known while speaking at the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) breakfast forum.

The minister explained that the achievements of the present government would be better felt if compared with the ‘realities’ it met on ground when it took over the reign of power in 2015.

“If you do not define your goal against your reality, progress will be difficult to recognise,” Mr Fashola said. “As to where we were in 2015, power generation was averaging 4,000 MW; transmission was averaging 5,000 MW and distribution was averaging 3,000 MW.

“As to what we promised, I stated in my very first public briefing in November 2015 that contrary to previous practice, we were committing to a journey; first of getting incremental power, with the plan to proceed to steady power, and ultimately get uninterrupted power.

“I made it clear that our intention was to improve your power supply experience gradually rather than discuss the megawatts as quantum of power, and that any reference to the megawatts would be measuring milestones of our progress in the journey of incremental power.”

Three years after the present government took over, he said, records show that from 4,000MW, generation has reached 7,000MW, averaging incremental generation of 1,000 MW every year since 2015.

Similarly, the minister said transmission has reached 7,000MW from 5,000MW, averaging 666 MW of incremental transmission every year and distribution peaked at 5,222MW in January of this year, from about 3,000 MW in 2015, averaging 740 MW incremental distribution capacity every year.

Although Mr Fashola said the nation has “moved the needle forward” and there is progress, the government has not finished its work, he said.

“How far we can go depends on what those of you who will decide who forms the next government do when you vote,” he said.

You will compare our record of three years with what we met after the previous 16 (sixteen) years. If you compare our performance record in three years with the 16 – year record of the previous administration in the areas of Generation, Transmission and Distribution you will get the following instructive results: Incremental Generation of 1000MW per year against 4000MW in 16 years which amounts to 250MW per year; Transmission capacity improvement by 666MW per year against 5000MW in 16 years which amounts to 312.5MW per year ; and Distribution capacity improvement by 740MW per year as against 3,000MW in 16 years which amounts to 187.5MW per year.

“You will also compare the resources available to us in the last three years, with what was available over the previous 16 years. In addition, you will have to ask yourself whether you are running your generator for longer or shorter periods today, than in 2015; and also whether you are spending more to buy fuel for your generator than three years ago.

“Those of you who are well-meaning and right thinking know the answers.”

The former Lagos State governor added that feedback from consumers also reflect the impact of the results being underscored, citing instances of consumer testimonials from Magboro, Mowe and other parts of the country.

Mr Fashola explained, however, that there are people still unserved or not well served, adding that “the good news is that there is a mechanism put in place by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to monitor complaints by Consumers with a total of 166,543 complaints resolved out of 262,096 from January to June 2018.”

The minister said Nigerians will also have to compare this government’s plans for tomorrow with the plan of the others, in relation to prospects for the future.

Mr Fashola disclosed that by end of this year, another 945 MW will be ready for supply from the following power plants: Azura (450MW), AFAM IV (240MW), Kaduna (215MW) and Kashimbilla (40MW). In addition, he said, between 2019 and first quarter of 2020, Zungeru (700MW) and Okpai II (450MW), both totalling 1,150MW, should come into operation.

“These do not include about 7,000MW of installed but inoperative power plants that are constrained either by gas supply or transmission capacity or both, about which action is being taken,” he said.

“It does not include independent power plants now under construction in nine federal universities with a plan to scale to 37, neither does it include 15 independent power projects targeting major markets now under construction to power 85,000 shops and small businesses.”

On the transmission side, he explained that the government has finalised a 10-year transmission expansion plan from 2018 to 2028, just as it has recovered 690 containers of power equipment abandoned at the ports as part of the legacy of the previous 16 years, and deployed them to the sub-stations they were originally meant for.

Currently, “there are not less than 90 transmission sub-station projects at different stages of construction,” he added.

On distribution challenges, the minister said 11 companies that distribute power were sold to private investors and it is their responsibility, not that of government, to supply distribution equipment like breakers, transformers and meters.

“So, if there is any problem there, as indeed there are, it is private businessmen who should solve this problem,” he explained, adding that their ability to respond partly depends on what government does.

The minister explained further that there is 7000 MW of power operationally available but distribution can only take 5000. He said government has engaged with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to offer the rights to take the 2,000MW and enunciated the Eligible Customer Policy for consumers who take up to 2MW and beyond.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/292218-electricity-weve-performed-better-than-pdp-did-in-16-years-fashola.html

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by ChangetheChange: 10:27am On Oct 24, 2018
Fashola has gone mad

Fashola has spent 500 billion without building any new power plant. He has only built on existing infrastructure put in place by the PDP. The uninformed APC zombies and the propagandists will always twist the narratives.

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by ChangetheChange: 10:27am On Oct 24, 2018
Fashola need to be taken to a mental hospital

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by tayebest(m): 10:33am On Oct 24, 2018
fashola is actually saying the truth. Electricity here in Zaria is almost 24hrs. cool

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by quickberry(m): 10:35am On Oct 24, 2018
Atleast 18 hours per day here in Gbagada, Lagos

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by SarkinYarki: 10:36am On Oct 24, 2018
tayebest:
fashola is actually saying the truth. Electricity here in Zaria is almost 24hrs. cool

Why dont you tell us one single power plant Fashola has initiated and completed that is responsible for your improved electricity ...of all the power plant being used today Non absolutely non was built by the APC and non has even been initiated till date so what's your point

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by NaijaRoyalty(m): 10:38am On Oct 24, 2018
You're obviously mad for this Idiotic statement

Electricity situation in my area is the worst in history , you failure of a minister

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by baliyubla: 10:38am On Oct 24, 2018
Operation electricity in my area is 24 hours a day people would invade this thread. Its like Fashola has his own special FMC. Lol. In my own area its 72 hours in a day steady electricity. Yeye Minister for Darkness.

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by SarkinYarki: 10:39am On Oct 24, 2018
13 million jobs losses, 13 trillion in loans, 300 percent inflation, over 25 thousand death to sectarian violence, worsening Human rights abuse , poverty capital of the world and this useless liar wants us to believe something else

Only a mad man will believe that this senile Buhari captured in the video Below can improve anything ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Y18fwd7Tw&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by ChangetheChange: 10:39am On Oct 24, 2018
SarkinYarki:


Why dont you tell us one single power plant Fashola has initiated and completed that is responsible for your improved electricity ...of all the power plant being used today Non absolutely non was built by the APC and non has even been initiated till date so what's your point

Bros don't even bother asking him such question, he will waste ur time with the usual APC propaganda

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by quickberry(m): 10:40am On Oct 24, 2018
NaijaRoyalty:
You're obviously mad for this Idiotic statement

Electricity situation in my area is the worst in history , you failure of a minister

Tell us your area

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by NaijaRoyalty(m): 10:41am On Oct 24, 2018
quickberry:


Tell us your area
Not necessary

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by tayebest(m): 10:43am On Oct 24, 2018
SarkinYarki:


Why dont you tell us one single power plant Fashola has initiated and completed that is responsible for your improved electricity ...of all the power plant being used today Non absolutely non was built by the APC and non has even been initiated till date so what's your point


ok, you want the APC led government to build and complete a mega power plant in 3years? are you just stoopid or you get it for free? undecided



FYI, there are some mini power plant completed by this administration and build up to complete the project left by the previous government

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by Racoon(m): 10:45am On Oct 24, 2018
Consolation for mediocrity. sad After all to provide 24 hours electricity is now rocket science as Fashola have now changed his statement "to provide electricity is not by magic."See fools!

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by Beremx(f): 10:45am On Oct 24, 2018
Fashola should be made a minister by Atiku.

He is a performer

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by quickberry(m): 10:46am On Oct 24, 2018
NaijaRoyalty:

Not necessary


It is.......for confirmation grin grin grin

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by quickberry(m): 10:48am On Oct 24, 2018
SarkinYarki:
13 million jobs losses, 13 trillion in loans, 300 percent inflation, over 25 thousand death to sectarian violence, worsening Human rights abuse , poverty capital of the world and this useless liar wants us to believe something else

Only a mad man will believe that this senile Buhari captured in the video Below can improve anything ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Y18fwd7Tw&feature=youtu.be

We are talking about power sector here, bring your facts not propaganda

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by Xisnin(m): 10:49am On Oct 24, 2018
quickberry:
Atleast 18 hours per day here in Gbagada, Lagos
tayebest:
fashola is actually saying the truth. Electricity here in Zaria is almost 24hrs. cool

And this your enjoyment just started when Fasola came on board?
Even within your Zaria and Gbagada, there are people without electricity
with nobody to help them.

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by omololu2020(m): 10:49am On Oct 24, 2018
SarkinYarki:


Why dont you tell us one single power plant Fashola has initiated and completed that is responsible for your improved electricity ...of all the power plant being used today Non absolutely non was built by the APC and non has even been initiated till date so what's your point
with all the power stations PDP built,why didn't we have 20 hours power supply in a day?

From year 1999-2009 in my street in bariga, there was no day I enjoyed 24/7 power supply, in fact if I'm to count all the days I used power supply for up to 7 hours straight, it's not up to 10 days.

The PDP totally failed, only a foolish person will campaign or vote them into power again.

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by omololu2020(m): 10:50am On Oct 24, 2018
Xisnin:



And this your enjoyment just started when Fasola came on board?
Even within your Zaria and Gbagada, there are people without electricity
with nobody to help them.
what stop the PDP government from providing power to those people you're talking about?

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by tayebest(m): 10:51am On Oct 24, 2018
Xisnin:


And this your enjoyment just started when Fasola came on board? Even within your Zaria and Gbagada, there are people without electricity with nobody to help them.
whatever.
1week of uninterrupted power supply. tho, we are not there yet!

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by quickberry(m): 10:51am On Oct 24, 2018
Xisnin:



And this your enjoyment just started when Fasola came on board?
Even within your Zaria and Gbagada, there are people without electricity
with nobody to help them.

Give us your facts

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by quickberry(m): 10:52am On Oct 24, 2018
omololu2020:
with all the power stations PDP built,why didn't we have 20 hours power supply in a day?

From year 1999-2009 in my street in bariga, there was no day I enjoyed 24/7 power supply, in fact if I'm to count all the days I used power supply for up to 7 hours straight, it's not up to 10 days.

The PDP totally failed, only a foolish person will campaign or vote them into power again.

Thank you my brother

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by Xisnin(m): 10:56am On Oct 24, 2018
omololu2020:
what stop the PDP government from providing power to those people you're talking about?
You don't get it.
I have lived in three different cities and I know how this thing works.
I have been fortunate to live on the good sides with better electricity supply
and just 5 minutes drive away and you will enter the dark zone where people
have had no electricity for years.
I can come online and boast about the good electricity but it would be selfish
and inconsiderate thing to do because a majority of my fellows are not that
fortunate.

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by quickberry(m): 10:58am On Oct 24, 2018
SarkinYarki:
13 million jobs losses, 13 trillion in loans, 300 percent inflation, over 25 thousand death to sectarian violence, worsening Human rights abuse , poverty capital of the world and this useless liar wants us to believe something else

Only a mad man will believe that this senile Buhari captured in the video Below can improve anything ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Y18fwd7Tw&feature=youtu.be


Here is the power plant

Azura Power Plant, proof of Buhari’s commitment to electricity provision – Fashola
February 5, 2018Press Release

File photo of Hon. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN(middle), the Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (left) and Deputy Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) , Engr. John Ayodele (left) inspecting the IBEDC’s Control Room during the 12th Monthly Meeting with Sectoral Participants in the Power Sector hosted by IBEDC Plc at the Olorunsogo Injection Substation, Akanran, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday 13th, February 2017.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, at the weekend inspected the 450MW Azura Independent Power Plant in Benin, Edo State. He described the project as a proof of the federal government’s commitment to improving power generation and experience for the purpose of diversifying the nation’s economy.
Mr. Fashola, who spoke while interacting with journalists after the inspection of the Power Plant built by Azura Power, a private developer and financier of Independent Power Plants (IPPs) across Africa, said it was also a statement of “very clear intent” about the commitment by President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil his promise of improving power generation.
The minister, who also described the project as a statement about the commitment of the administration “to do everything it can to enable the Private Sector to deliver on its own specialty which is to make investments such as this”, pointed out that the description was in the context that the project was facing very many approval difficulties before President Buhari came into office in 2015.
Recalling his first visit to the project, when, according to him, the foundation was being laid, Mr. Fashola stated that between then and his current visit, the Azura IPP and other surrounding communities have transformed; adding, “The members of the communities who are providing water, food and all sorts of services to the workers who are here, have experienced a new economy.”
Other benefits that have accrued to the communities as a result of the project, the minister said, include facelifts to the roads leading to the project. He noted that even the road works the government was undertaking from the Benin- Agho Road was affected by the development as, according to him, the drive time was shorter than when he first visited in 2016.
Thanking the development partners, JV Siemens and Azura as a brand, for its commitment and belief in the nation’s economy, Mr. Fashola also noted, as another benefit, that over 1,500 Nigerians worked on the project.
“But beyond the hard work, beyond the economy, there are also jobs. You’ve seen people moving from one company to another. Some of the guys I spoke to in the Control Room used to work with government, some with GE, NDPHC and others, still they moved here because there are new job opportunities, and more of this will come, without a doubt in my mind”.
“When we started, I talked about incremental power, this is it,” the minister said, expressing the hope that the president would be there on completion of the project later this year to officially commission this project and add it to the stock of power. He added that although work was yet to finish on the project, it is already generating power.
Pointing out that the project was one of the commitments the president made in his address in January this year, Mr. Fashola declared, “This is one of the Power Plants; Katsina will happen and so will Kashimbila and quite a lot of others at different levels. Some of them may not be too visible in terms of Mini-grids which are being installed in the villages and communities to increase access to electricity. So we mean business and we are moving”.
The minister also visited the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) owned 460MW National Integrated Power Plant (NIPP) in Ihovbor and the 330/132KV transmission substation evacuation facilities in Benin North where he was told that although the two lines with 1,000MW carrying capacity, would not have the capacity to carry the power from Azura, the company was currently constructing another line from the Ihovbor transmission station to Benin North to join the line coming from Onitsha in order to carry the power generated by the Azura Plant.

NDPHC Managing Director, Chiedu Ugbo, who conducted the minister round the facility, told him, “The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) are building two new 330KV lines out of Benin North that will connect the station to the grid at Ajaokuta 330KV Substation in Kogi while NDPHC is also building a 330KV line out of Benin North that will connect the station to the grid at the two locations namely the nearby Old Benin Main Substation and Onitsha 330/132KV Substation in Anambra State”.
“In order to ensure that we transport power from the Benin Generation Company which is different from Azura, we are constructing another line from this transmission station to Benin Mains and then join the line coming from Onitsha. So that will enable us transport additional power from here and ensure that the power generated by Azura and from here we will be able to put on the grid for the benefit of Nigerians. It will happen and on time,” he said.
Also fielding questions from journalists after inspecting the Phase 1, of the Section 1V of the Benin-Lokoja dualisation project, Ehor-Benin City in Edo State later, Mr. Fashola said government was committed to infrastructure development as a critical foundation for the nation’s economic revival and growth adding that it would determine how much fuel was burnt on the roads by drivers, how much time wasted on the roads and how that would affect the cost of goods and services, including food.
Also recalling that this was one of the commitments made by the president in his New Year Speech, the minister declared, “So as this road moves, we expect to see shorter journey times, more efficient fuel use and that is money being saved in commuters’ pockets and we expect to see more competitive prices of goods and services. That is our economic journey; and we will deliver”.
He said the 47 kilometre road failed because of its muddy nature adding that the contractors, Reynolds Construction Company, was currently engaged in excavating the top muddy soil to be replaced with laterite. He said the company was also constructing two drain chambers to drain water from the top soil adding that the company had committed to making the section motorable before the Rainy Season.
“This was a very difficult road to travel last year. We are actually standing on the drainage facility at the lowest point of the road. Last year it was not motorable. But now the drain channel, the box cell to move water has been cast; another one has been committed for further down the road. But this road was not motorable last year”, Fashola said adding that government had to make some emergency interventions that made it motorable.
“But the work going on here is that this entire place was mud and that was why this section fails. This is about kilometre 15 which was really horrible to navigate last year. Now they have taken out all the mud. They have excavated all the bad soil and they will now fill it with fresh laterite to establish the level of the road and continue their work”, the Minister said adding that the road started from around Ramat Square into Benin City.
The Construction Company, he said, had already completed about 15 kilometres and the remaining would be completed late this year. He added that while the company was busy on the 47 kilometre section of the road, Dantata and Sawoe were handling another section while Mothercat was handling another section till the end of the road “because our roads are long.”
Noting that government has paid all the contractors now engaged in road projects across the country, Mr. Fashola declared, “No contractor has any excuse to delay our work. Any contractor that does not perform we have our remedies. It promises to be a profitable Dry Season that heralds a motorable rainy season. This is what Mr. President committed to in his January speech that you will see this government busy with infrastructure that will lay the critical foundation for economic revival and growth; and it is infrastructure that does it”.
The minister was received and conducted round the on-going road project by the Federal Controller of Works in Edo State, Oke Owhe, and senior personnel of RCC, the Construction Company.

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by Nbote(m): 10:59am On Oct 24, 2018
Eediots will come and flood d thread about how dey now have 53hrs of lite a day... Dey can only sell those lies to stoopid ppl... Here's a detailed analysis of power generation dis year until April
https://punchng.com/power-generation-hits-5090mw-highest-in-2018/

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by buhariguy(m): 11:04am On Oct 24, 2018
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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by SarkinYarki: 11:11am On Oct 24, 2018
quickberry:



Here is the power plant

Azura Power Plant, proof of Buhari’s commitment to electricity provision – Fashola
February 5, 2018Press Release

File photo of Hon. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN(middle), the Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (left) and Deputy Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) , Engr. John Ayodele (left) inspecting the IBEDC’s Control Room during the 12th Monthly Meeting with Sectoral Participants in the Power Sector hosted by IBEDC Plc at the Olorunsogo Injection Substation, Akanran, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday 13th, February 2017.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, at the weekend inspected the 450MW Azura Independent Power Plant in Benin, Edo State. He described the project as a proof of the federal government’s commitment to improving power generation and experience for the purpose of diversifying the nation’s economy.
Mr. Fashola, who spoke while interacting with journalists after the inspection of the Power Plant built by Azura Power, a private developer and financier of Independent Power Plants (IPPs) across Africa, said it was also a statement of “very clear intent” about the commitment by President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil his promise of improving power generation.
The minister, who also described the project as a statement about the commitment of the administration “to do everything it can to enable the Private Sector to deliver on its own specialty which is to make investments such as this”, pointed out that the description was in the context that the project was facing very many approval difficulties before President Buhari came into office in 2015.
Recalling his first visit to the project, when, according to him, the foundation was being laid, Mr. Fashola stated that between then and his current visit, the Azura IPP and other surrounding communities have transformed; adding, “The members of the communities who are providing water, food and all sorts of services to the workers who are here, have experienced a new economy.”
Other benefits that have accrued to the communities as a result of the project, the minister said, include facelifts to the roads leading to the project. He noted that even the road works the government was undertaking from the Benin- Agho Road was affected by the development as, according to him, the drive time was shorter than when he first visited in 2016.
Thanking the development partners, JV Siemens and Azura as a brand, for its commitment and belief in the nation’s economy, Mr. Fashola also noted, as another benefit, that over 1,500 Nigerians worked on the project.
“But beyond the hard work, beyond the economy, there are also jobs. You’ve seen people moving from one company to another. Some of the guys I spoke to in the Control Room used to work with government, some with GE, NDPHC and others, still they moved here because there are new job opportunities, and more of this will come, without a doubt in my mind”.
“When we started, I talked about incremental power, this is it,” the minister said, expressing the hope that the president would be there on completion of the project later this year to officially commission this project and add it to the stock of power. He added that although work was yet to finish on the project, it is already generating power.
Pointing out that the project was one of the commitments the president made in his address in January this year, Mr. Fashola declared, “This is one of the Power Plants; Katsina will happen and so will Kashimbila and quite a lot of others at different levels. Some of them may not be too visible in terms of Mini-grids which are being installed in the villages and communities to increase access to electricity. So we mean business and we are moving”.
The minister also visited the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) owned 460MW National Integrated Power Plant (NIPP) in Ihovbor and the 330/132KV transmission substation evacuation facilities in Benin North where he was told that although the two lines with 1,000MW carrying capacity, would not have the capacity to carry the power from Azura, the company was currently constructing another line from the Ihovbor transmission station to Benin North to join the line coming from Onitsha in order to carry the power generated by the Azura Plant.

NDPHC Managing Director, Chiedu Ugbo, who conducted the minister round the facility, told him, “The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) are building two new 330KV lines out of Benin North that will connect the station to the grid at Ajaokuta 330KV Substation in Kogi while NDPHC is also building a 330KV line out of Benin North that will connect the station to the grid at the two locations namely the nearby Old Benin Main Substation and Onitsha 330/132KV Substation in Anambra State”.
“In order to ensure that we transport power from the Benin Generation Company which is different from Azura, we are constructing another line from this transmission station to Benin Mains and then join the line coming from Onitsha. So that will enable us transport additional power from here and ensure that the power generated by Azura and from here we will be able to put on the grid for the benefit of Nigerians. It will happen and on time,” he said.
Also fielding questions from journalists after inspecting the Phase 1, of the Section 1V of the Benin-Lokoja dualisation project, Ehor-Benin City in Edo State later, Mr. Fashola said government was committed to infrastructure development as a critical foundation for the nation’s economic revival and growth adding that it would determine how much fuel was burnt on the roads by drivers, how much time wasted on the roads and how that would affect the cost of goods and services, including food.
Also recalling that this was one of the commitments made by the president in his New Year Speech, the minister declared, “So as this road moves, we expect to see shorter journey times, more efficient fuel use and that is money being saved in commuters’ pockets and we expect to see more competitive prices of goods and services. That is our economic journey; and we will deliver”.
He said the 47 kilometre road failed because of its muddy nature adding that the contractors, Reynolds Construction Company, was currently engaged in excavating the top muddy soil to be replaced with laterite. He said the company was also constructing two drain chambers to drain water from the top soil adding that the company had committed to making the section motorable before the Rainy Season.
“This was a very difficult road to travel last year. We are actually standing on the drainage facility at the lowest point of the road. Last year it was not motorable. But now the drain channel, the box cell to move water has been cast; another one has been committed for further down the road. But this road was not motorable last year”, Fashola said adding that government had to make some emergency interventions that made it motorable.
“But the work going on here is that this entire place was mud and that was why this section fails. This is about kilometre 15 which was really horrible to navigate last year. Now they have taken out all the mud. They have excavated all the bad soil and they will now fill it with fresh laterite to establish the level of the road and continue their work”, the Minister said adding that the road started from around Ramat Square into Benin City.
The Construction Company, he said, had already completed about 15 kilometres and the remaining would be completed late this year. He added that while the company was busy on the 47 kilometre section of the road, Dantata and Sawoe were handling another section while Mothercat was handling another section till the end of the road “because our roads are long.”
Noting that government has paid all the contractors now engaged in road projects across the country, Mr. Fashola declared, “No contractor has any excuse to delay our work. Any contractor that does not perform we have our remedies. It promises to be a profitable Dry Season that heralds a motorable rainy season. This is what Mr. President committed to in his January speech that you will see this government busy with infrastructure that will lay the critical foundation for economic revival and growth; and it is infrastructure that does it”.
The minister was received and conducted round the on-going road project by the Federal Controller of Works in Edo State, Oke Owhe, and senior personnel of RCC, the Construction Company.





My friend Azura was 100 percent initiated and paid for by the Jonathan govt in 2014 and was completed on Jonathan's schedule of 2018 ... Are you aware the Jonathan govt initiated and built 3 times more power plant than all other previous govts combined while Buhari has built Zero since 1983 when he first entered power till date!!!!

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by SarkinYarki: 11:13am On Oct 24, 2018
omololu2020:
with all the power stations PDP built,why didn't we have 20 hours power supply in a day?

From year 1999-2009 in my street in bariga, there was no day I enjoyed 24/7 power supply, in fact if I'm to count all the days I used power supply for up to 7 hours straight, it's not up to 10 days.

The PDP totally failed, only a foolish person will campaign or vote them into power again.

Shut up you don't stay in Lagos

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Re: Electricity: We’ve Performed Better Than PDP Did In 16 Years – Fashola by Oblang(m): 11:14am On Oct 24, 2018
SarkinYarki:


Why dont you tell us one single power plant Fashola has initiated and completed that is responsible for your improved electricity ...of all the power plant being used today Non absolutely non was built by the APC and non has even been initiated till date so what's your point

I think u saw where ur PDP abandoned power equipments they acquire at the port for years b4 bin deployed now.

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